About knotty…

This is pretty much the same “about” explanation that appears on my travel blog. Since people are so curious about me, I’m adding it here, too, so people don’t have to hit the other blog if they don’t want to. The featured photo is a picture of me at the Starkenberger Beer Pool in Tarrenz, Austria back in 2015. Yes, I was swimming in warm beer wort, and it was absolutely glorious.

I am a boring, but quirky, housewife with three college degrees, no kids, and no formal employment– hence why I call myself “The Overeducated Housewife”. I am a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Armenia 1995-97), an alum of Longwood University (B.A.) and the University of South Carolina (M.S.W. and M.P.H.), and a former Air Force brat, turned Army wife, turned contractor’s wife. I’m also a second wife, ghost stepmother to two, world traveler, amateur singer, former barn rat/horse girl, and “mom” of many rescue dogs, past and present.

This blog is basically just a place for me to vent, share my opinions, and connect with friends. Contrary to what some people might think, I don’t earn a lot of money from this blog, nor do I write this blog for the sole purpose of making money. At this writing, I’ve been paid about $211 since February 2019. That isn’t even enough to pay for one year of the WordPress business subscription (about $250 per year).

This blog also isn’t particularly popular, so if I write something upsetting that you think is getting seen by everyone, rest assured that it’s probably not. Trust me– it’s probably better that I write my controversial opinions here, rather than on Facebook. Fewer people will see it. I really am just a nobody who cleans the toilets most days, and most people don’t care about my opinions.

I try to be as honest as possible when I write; I like to cuss; and sometimes, I’m snarky and not always very politically correct or likable. I also don’t have a lot of regard for organized religion. However, I don’t get any kickbacks from anyone, and I’m not trying to be an “influencer” or sponsored blogger, so you might get more honesty from my pieces. I just enjoy writing and don’t have anything else to do besides walk the dog(s), sing songs, play guitar, and vacuum.

P.S. My real name is Jenny, but people have been calling me “knotty” for years, so I just went with it.

And here’s an addendum that doesn’t apply to the travel blog. At this writing, comments are closed after 450 days.

I figure 450 days is enough time for people to find and comment on my posts. I limit the time for comments because I’ve found that a lot of people who want to comment on the older stuff are just trying to cause trouble. I do have a right to express my opinions— even the unpopular ones– as long as they aren’t libelous or defamatory. I also try very hard to be even-handed when I express opinions, although I will admit that sometimes I fail. I am human, as we all are. If you do choose to comment, please be civil.